Spicy exchange / 2023
Pepper leaf curl
Not sure where to start? I've put together a 34-page guide to help you grow an abundant harvest.
Signs that underwatering is to blame for your issues: - Leaves curling downward - Soil is try to the touch, even 1-2" down What to do about it: This one is easy to fix! Simply water more often. You can also add mulch around the base of your plant to improve water retention.
Monitoring your soil moisture will help you ensure that you aren't over or underwatering. You can get a soil moisture meter for under $15 on Amazon! Try to maintain a moisture level of 4-5 on average, and water once it drops to 3.
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Signs that pest damage may be to blame: - Insects are present on the underside of the leaves - Dark spots or yellowing on the leaves What to do about it: - Try squishing the bugs or spraying them off - Treat the plant with a natural insecticide like neem oil or DE
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